Addis Ababa May 4, 2017 The European Union (EU) has given 3 million Euros in humanitarian funds to support UNICEF’s emergency interventions in Ethiopia, according to UNICEF.
The fund will provide essential nutrition treatment for 130,000 children under the age of five in Ethiopia, the website www.unicef.org stated.
It will provide life-saving nutrition treatment for severely malnourished children living in drought-affected areas of the country.
The new grant will reportedly be used to give life-saving nutrition treatment for severely malnourished children living in drought-affected areas of the country, it was indicated.
According to the website, UNICEF Representative to Ethiopia, Gillian Mellsop said “we are grateful for EU’s continuous and generous assistance for life-saving interventions addressing malnutrition at this critical time”.
The representative added that UNICEF believes that the funding will significantly improve the health condition of children affected by the current drought and reduce the long term impact of malnutrition including life-long cognitive impairments.
The concerted efforts of UNICEF with EU, the Government of Ethiopia and other partners, will relieve the suffering of children while continuing to build long-term resilience and strengthening the government’s capacity to respond to future nutrition emergencies.